Basic Fundamentals of Gear Drives
This online engineering PDH course presents a technical coverage of gear fundamentals. It is intended as a broad coverage written in a manner that is easy to follow and to understand by anyone interested in knowing how gear systems function. Since gearing involves specialty components, it is expected that not all designers and engineers possess or have been exposed to every aspect of this subject. However, for proper use of gear components and design of gear systems it is essential to have a minimum understanding of gear basics and a reference source for details.
Gear drives are the base components and lifeline in most mechanical transmissions and processing operations. With today's emphasis on reliability and operating efficiency, the selection of the proper drive has become increasingly important. The right choice can result in a big difference in productivity, operating costs, and energy savings. Selecting the right gear drive ideally brings together the gear manufacturer, the system designer, and the end user. At the outset, a gear manufacturer must know what the drive will be used for, the demands to be placed upon it, and the nature of the equipment it will be driving.
This 6 PDH online course is intended for mechanical engineers, automobile engineers, machine designers, factory & workshop personnel, O & M professionals, facility managers, estimators and general audience interested in gaining a basic understanding of gear drives. No specific prerequisite training or experience is required.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Defining gear and gear system
- Understanding gear classification: parallel, intersecting, non-parallel and non-intersecting
- Knowing the characteristics and applications of spur, helical, bevel and miter gears
- Undersanding the applications of herringbone gears and rack and pinion gears
- Learning standard gear terminology: addendum, dedendum, module, clearance, etc.
- Understanding the law of gearing
- Describing the gear tooth profiles: involute and cycloidal
- Knowing the equations used to determine the power transmission through gear drives
- Explaining the method of determining gear ratio and how it is related to torque and speed
- Describing various types of gear trains - simple, compound, epicyclical
- Knowing failure modes and methods for computing bending stress using Lewis equation
- Learning the design process of specifying and selecting the gear systems
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Basic fundamentals of Gear Drives".
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